Component 7 - Education, Scientific, Technical and Administration

Members of the ESTA Component work in colleges and institutes as instructors and support staff, in private environmental testing laboratories, and legal services. Employers include community colleges, B.C. Institute of Technology, Justice Institute, private labs, BC NDP Caucus and Constituency Offices, legal services to the public (Legal Services Society, Native Court workers, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program) and many more.

Bargaining Updates

Aug 20, 2010

To: All BCGEU Members at Legal Services Society
Re: Tentative Agreement Reached at Mediation

On August 18 and 19, 2010, your Bargaining Committee met with Mediator Debbie Cameron at the Labour Relations Board and were able to successfully conclude a tentative Collective Agreement with your Employer.

Highlights of the Agreement include:

Jul 26, 2010

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that it has agreed to a request from the Legal Service Society of B.C.

Jul 23, 2010

To: All BCGEU Members at Legal Services Society
Re: BCGEU Serves 72 Hour Strike Notice on the Legal Services Society

At noon on Friday, July 23, 2010, the BCGEU served 72 hour strike notice on the Legal Services Society. BCGEU members at the Society will be in a position to begin legal strike action as of 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2010.


Component News

May 23, 2017

DATE:    Monday, June 5, 2017
TIME:     5:30 p.m. General Meeting
PLACE:   Kwantlen, Surrey Campus    

May 8, 2017

Last month, BCGEU President Stephanie Smith, Treasurer Paul Finch, and Component 7 VP Rick Schaeffer paid a visit to workers at BCIT’s Aerospace and Marine campuses to listen to members.

Apr 4, 2017

To:    Local 707 BCGEU Members
Re:    Okanagan Visit


Dear Local 707 members,



Media Coverage

Apr 13, 2015

Options on the table include sponsorship, changing routes — even closing schools.

Dec 15, 2014

Though the justice system can be a murky and intimidating environment for some First Nations people, court worker Trish Pantell says it can also serve as a catalyst to help transform bad choices in

Nov 20, 2014

Native court workers bring their rotating strike to Kelowna today.